Adequate sleep is very important for physical well-being. A recent study has revealed the effects of poor sleep on the body.
“One-third of the world’s population sleeps five to six hours a day or less,” said Lisa Artis, a researcher at The Sleep Council, citing the Great British Bedtime Report. It has a very harmful effect on the body.
How harmful can that effect be? A report from Harvard Medical School answers that question. Those who sleep less than eight hours a day are more likely to die prematurely, the report said. Inadequate sleep increases the risk of abnormal death by 15 percent.
According to experts, the body is damaged in many ways as a result of lack of sleep. What kind? Let’s find out:
- Physical problems: If you sleep less, you will feel sleepy all day and suffer from depression. Moreover, feeling excessive hunger can cause fat to accumulate in the body. Those who sleep less, they have a problem of feeling cold. Sexual desire decreases, moreover the skin relaxes faster.
2. Long-term effects: Prolonged sleep deprivation increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and even cancer. The risk of pneumonia or lung disease also increases.
3. Mental problems: Many of those who have a habit of sleeping less suffer from mental fatigue and anxiety. There is a slight loss of mood, or a feeling of upset all the time.
Therefore, it is better to be careful to have time. If you need less sleep, seek medical help.